We went over some basic obedience skills today with Lady to help with her loose lead and emergency drops then finished today with a fun targeting session. She took it all in stride and tried her very best at each skill. Well done Lady!
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her first session we took Lady outside to work on her loose lead with spins and drops. She settled into her loose lead skill very quickly which is awesome! It took a few attempts at spins before she started doing them properly (the first few she moved slightly then kept walking). After the first few she did great at her spins and moved with light cues. She did struggle with her drops while doing loose lead though, particularly if the trainer kept moving after asking her to drop. This became a major focus of the session and she did improve a lot over time. At the end she was able to drop easily while the trainer kept walking a few steps which is good progress. Next time we'd like a bit more engagement from her so that she doesn't miss her cues for spin or drop - at home encourage her focus on you while walking with regular treats to help with this.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on Lady's emergency drops as she had struggled with these during her loose lead session. We made it a bit simpler for her by doing them in the classroom with another dog present as a distraction. Lady did much better with her emergency drops but did still need a very clear hand signal to go into drop otherwise she would hesitate and keep following the trainer instead of dropping. Next time we'd like to be able to do emergency drops at different speeds and around distractions. At home practice putting her in random drops and reward her for following cues quickly.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For her last session we worked on Lady's button press skill. She is very enthusiastic at pressing the button but also has a tendency to drag it towards her rather than just pressing it. We worked on encouraging her to just tap it with her paw for the session so that she is interacting with it properly. Next time we'd like to see her just tapping it so that we can start working on moving it around for her. At home reward heavier for just tapping and be quick with the marker word of yes before she drags it away.||Focus: Repetition||B|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.